VIBE Magazine reveals the Feb/March 2012 cover featuring Young Money’s reining queen Nicki Minaj. In her interview with VIBE’s Senior Editor Clover Hope, Minaj talks about how her sophomore opus will be a pop/hip-hop cross-genre, the sprouting crop of female rhymers, and more.

I felt like I had something to prove to everyone who said a female rapper could not make an album unless she was talking about her pussy. And so I went above and beyond to prove that I could not talk about sex and not talk about my genitalia and still have a successful album. And I proved that. And now my time for proving things to my critics is over. I don’t really need to prove anything to anyone else anymore.

The full issue hits newsstands next week. Click here for more on Nicki.